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Carey Purcell is a New-York based reporter, author and theater critic. She writes about entertainment, pop culture, politics and current events from a feminist perspective.

Carey’s work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Politico, The Guardian, The Nation, American Theatre Magazine, Dame Magazine and numerous other publications. Read more.


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Published: It’s OK to Not Be Facebook Friends With Your S.O.

Originally published on View this story online Miranda and her boyfriend, Daniel,* have been together for almost two years. They’ve traveled around the country, spent holidays together, and seen each other through family and health crises. They’re even moving … Continue reading

Published: The GOP’s Health-Care Bill Is Absurdly Cruel to Sexual Assault Victims

Originally published in DAME magazine View this story online It never occurred to Jessica* to not report her rape. After being attacked at a bar when she was 24, she immediately told her friends, and the cops were called. She … Continue reading

Published: Has Broadway Discovered … Feminism?

Originally published in Dame Magazine View this story online The Tony Awards are hardly known as a feminist event, but on Sunday, June 11, if we are lucky, we may be witnessing a first. In the theater world, especially on … Continue reading

Published: The Daughter of a Muslim Feminist Icon on the Many Faces of “Self-Defense”

Originally published in Fusion Read this story online In Front Lines, Fusion speaks to activists leading the charge in all kinds of ways. Nasreen Alkhateeb’s teenage rebellion wasn’t too different from other adolescent girls’ in the suburbs of Washington D.C. … Continue reading

Published: With “She,” Jinah Parker Triumphs Over A Culture That Abuses Women

Originally published on The Village Voice View this story online Just over a year ago, when Jinah Parker began working on She, a dance- and spoken word–centered exploration of violence against women, she had no idea it would take her … Continue reading

Published: For the men writing and directing female roles on Broadway, an exercise in empathy

Originally published on Broadway News View this story online A pivotal moment pauses a boisterous cocktail hour in the second act of “Oslo,” the new Tony-nominated play chronicling behind-the-scenes moments in international diplomacy. The unusual scene occurs when a group … Continue reading

Published: Ten Years Later, a One-Woman Show is Still One Man’s Work

Originally published in the New York Times View this story online Alerts sound about 10 times an hour on Kris Andersson’s phone, but the multitasking performer may be keeping the paper industry in business, as well. Along with writing and … Continue reading

Published: Elisabeth Moss Talks The Handmaid’s Tale and Women’s Rights in the Age of Donald Trump

Originally published on View this story online She never meant to become a symbol of the feminist movement. But throughout her career, which began at the age of eight, Elisabeth Moss has repeatedly taken on iconic and inspiring female … Continue reading